| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Days after terrorist killings in Paris, officials with the Simon Wiesenthal Center released a list Tuesday of alarming anti-Semitic incidents in the Midwest last year.
In Chicago, swastikas and anti-Semitic messages were spray-painted on the garages...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it.
| May 5, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The Rialto Unified School District has decided not to ask its eighth-grade students to argue whether the Holocaust happened after the assignment came under fire.
The decision to revise the assignment came Monday after it drew criticism from the Anti-...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:36 AM
A controversial writing assignment that asked eighth-graders in Rialto to consider sources that contend the Holocaust never happened is a "bad mark on our record" that will be fixed, a spokeswoman for the district said.
Students were asked to research...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:06 PM
A spokeswoman for the Rialto school district, which reversed course on a controversial eighth-grade writing assignment challenging the Holocaust's historical record, said she cannot discuss whether the instructors involved will face any disciplinary...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:15 PM
What started as an eighth-grade critical-thinking writing assignment has become a source of relentless controversy for Rialto school officials, who apologized profusely and publicly this week for asking that students consider whether the Holocaust was...
| Mar 7, 2011
The Simon Wiesenthal Center applauds Pope Benedict XVI’s forceful arguments against collective Jewish responsibility for the Crucifixion in his new book, Jesus of Nazareth-Part II. “This is a critically important and timely statement by his...
| May 19, 2011
Reactions flow in to the Democrat';s speech on American Middle East policies, especially on Israel and Palestine. Leave yours here too...
| Feb 14, 2012
Mormon church apology: A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints submitted for posthumous baptisms the names of Simon Wiesenthal's parents. The church has apologized....
| Jul 6, 2012
Officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO are urging German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bundestag leaders to take immediate legislative steps to ensure the rights of Jews and Muslims to continue the age-old practice of...
| Sep 24, 2009
Hundreds of demonstrators opposed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marched across the Brooklyn Bridge chanting ???Hey, ho, Ahmadinejad has to go!??? and carrying vibrant green banners that flapped in the air. The march, organized by Voices 4 Iran,...